Steve Jones completed another successful spin in the Fabcar Evo 9 MR.
Check out results.
Congratulations to Steve Jones and Co-driver Ben Searcy for taking out – Outright honours – Modern Competition in the 2011 Targa West……. Ross Hamilton was fastest non Supercar in the field – taking 4th place in another awesome drive! Well done boys!
Thank you to Metropolis Fremantle and Capitol for their assistance.
Fabcar has a 3 car lineup again this year, entering in with our partners (Metropolis Club Fremantle)
Check out the action, we will keep you updated on Fabcar website.
Targa West 2011 marks a return to competitive rally for young West Australian Steve Jones. After winning consecutive rallies in 2008 and 2009, Jones suffered an engine failure in the earliest of stages of the 2010 rally, denying him a chance to contest for the title. Steve is going to be joined once again by very talented co-driver Ben Searcy, whom he campaigned the successful 2009 tarmac championship with.
The support for Steve this year will come from the newly formed Metropolis Fabcar Racing team, who has put Jones behind the wheel of what promises to be an extremely quick Nissan R35 GTR. The team intends to mount a full on assault on this years Australian Tarmac Championship, a trophy still yet to find a home in the Fabcar showroom. Steve is also backed this year by McDonalds, and northbridge super gym – live fitness.
The new Metropolis Fabcar team proudly boasts a background of both talent and competitive pedigree. Piloting an Evolution X in the showroom class is very competent steerer Dave Heaton. The guys at Fabcar have just finished prepping his Mitsubishi for the rally, and they are confident of it being very competitive.
Ross Hamilton makes his return to Targa West on the back of a sensational 3rd outright in the 2010 rally behind the wheel of his Evo 9. Ross has enjoyed a string of good form coming into Targa West 2011, and will be pushing to better his performance this time round.
Be sure to keep your eye on www.fabcar.com.au and the Metropolis Fabcar Racing team Facebook page for updates and team information: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Metropolis-Fabcar-Racing/133566036720393
Another strong performance from the best built Evo 9 in the country.
Take a drive with Steve Jones in the Metropolis Fabcar Evo 9 MR.
The original No 73 Fabcar GT-R still holds a place with all the Fabcar Crew …… after all it was one of the first GT-R’s In Oz (if not the first) – it cost a bomb and we took a punt on winning Targa West with it …. rest is history!!!!!!
Jones drove it like a champion and Yoda had to learn everything about it …….
We remember the old girl!
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Great article by Car Advice – check it out….HERE
Check out our Gallery or click on the photo below to see some photos from the 2010 Auzrun.
Photos are thanks to Josh from Sixfour Skate.
With AUZRUN run and down, the team have put together a teaser video. Our Fabcar representative Steve Jones gives you all a summary of the event.
Be sure to check back next week for a full range of photos and story for the Perth based teams.
There’s a great field of cars entered for this weekend’s rally – spanning classic sports cars to the latest high tech road warriors. To illustrate the variety, entries include examples of Porsche, Fiat, Toyota, Mitsubishi, BMW, Lotus, Birkin, Alfa Romeo and Ford. A full list of entries is available on www.classicrally.com.au
Ross Hamilton will be representing the Fabcar Racing team, in the Fabcar/McDonalds backed Mitsubishi Evo 8 MR. Both car and driver have proven to be very competitive in the past, finish 4th out right in this year’s Targa West, Ross will be one to watch. Steve Jones will miss the opportunity to win 3 back to back Fabcar Classics as he is over east competing in AUZRUN.
Spectator stages. In the morning spectators car visit the Start and first stage being held at the Speed Dome in Midvale. After that cars will travel to other morning locations which are not suitable for spectators and then all the afternoon stages will be held at the Kwinana Motorplex.
Spectators are welcome to attend the Motorplex, but please note that we will not be using the usual Pits area. Parking for spectators will be to the right of the main entrance, in the usual spectator parking area, not in the Pits.
Free entry to all spectator locations. Spectator viewing areas will be restricted at all locations. Please follow instructions of officials.
It is the eve of Auzrun, the boys are at the Star City Casino. They have sent some pictures of the “POLICE” GTR sporting adv1 3piece track spec rims measuring a massive – 21×10 and 21×13.
Stay tuned for event updates and pics!!
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